Alendronate (Fosamax)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Bisphosphonate, inhibits osteoclast activity, dissolution of hydroxyapatite crystals, and bone resorption/turnover.[1][2]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

For conciseness and simplicity, currently will focus on treatment regimens and not list information such as: renal/hepatic dose adjustments, metabolism (including CYP450), excretion, monitoring parameters (although this will be considered for checklists), or manufacturer. Instead, for the most current information, please refer to your preferred pharmacopeias such as Micromedex, Lexicomp, Medscape, UpToDate (courtesy of Lexicomp), or the prescribing information.[1]

Patient drug information

Also known as

  • Generic names: acide alendronique, acido alendronico, alendronic acid
  • Brand names:
Adronat Aidbone Aldren Aldronac Alemax Alenat Alenato Alenbon
Alend Alendene Alendex Alendil Alendomax Alendon Alendor Alendra 7
Alendral Alendrate Alendrin Alendro Alendromax Alendron Alendronat Alendronato
Alendronhexal Alendroninezr Alendroninezuur Alendronsaeure Alendronstad Alendros Alenmax Alenost
Alent Alentop Aliot Allenmax Alont Alovell Apodrolen Arendal
Armol Arond Berlex Bifemelan Bifosa Bifosmac Binosto Bisbon
Blindafe Bolend Bonaid Bonalon Bonamax Bonapex Bonemax Bongard
Bonmax Bonomax Bostrong Brek Calidron Cleveron Defixal Denfos
Drate Dronadil Dronal Dronalent Dronat Drovitan Durost Elandur
Endronal Endronax Endrostan Endrox Eucalen Findeclin Firmofos Fixopan
Folend Forenmax Fosaalen Fosalan Fosalen Fosalong Fosamac Fosamax
Fosanet Fosaqueen Fosavance Fosfalen Fosfoplus Fosmin Fostepor Fosval
Genalen Genalmen Gerical Gynodron Holadren Lafedam Landrolen Lendronal
Leodrin Lindron Lokar Marvil Maxibone Minusorb Nichospor Onclast
Orthonate Osalen Osaston Osdronat Oseolen Oseomax Oseotal Oseotenk
Osficar Oslene Ossifix Ossomax Ostat Ostel Ostemax Comfort Ostenan
Osteobon Osteodur Osteofar Osteofel Osteofene Osteofos Osteofose Osteomax
Osteomed Osteomel Osteomepha Osteomix Osteonato Osteoral Osteotec Osteotrat
Ostex Ostolek Ostonat Oxtalen Phostarac Poris Porosal Porosin
Ralenost Recalfe Regenesis Rekostin Restofos Reventa Romax Silidral
Sinfract Synostep Teiroc Terost Tevalen Tevanate Tibolene Tibone
Tilios Voroste Zophost